Eight States Submit Waivers to Include Medicaid Work Provisions

Trump Administration Opens Door for States to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements
– CNNMoney

Manatt’s Jocelyn Guyer, a managing director with Manatt Health, was quoted by CNNMoney in an article on the upcoming ability of states to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients.

According to the publication, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will start approving state proposals that “promote community engagement activities.” This includes requiring able-bodied enrollees to work, volunteer, go to school or enter a job training program in order to qualify for benefits.

Eight states have submitted waivers to CMS that include work provisions, according to Manatt Health. Guyer told the publication that having access to healthcare can help low-income adults get and keep jobs, and that taking away their access to coverage “is too high a price to pay.”

Read the article here